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CONVENED TUESDAY, June 07, 2011, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
TOPIC AREA: GENERAL INTEREST
KEYNOTE: Megatrends Driving Embedded Multicore Innovation


Internet traffic is dramatically increasing, and the fastest growing segment, mobile network traffic, is expected to double every year for the next five years. In the next decade, more than twenty billion smart mobile devices will be connected to the Internet. This exponential growth is requiring new innovation throughout embedded devices and the supporting infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand.

This talk will outline the evolution of embedded multicore processing solutions that are increasingly enabling the device and infrastructure markets. Topics covered will include the evolution of the network infrastructure, growth of multi-purpose embedded devices, increased trend towards heterogeneous system-on-chip (SOC) integration, balanced with the market realities of maintaining system development costs and energy efficiency. Continued innovation in every part of the value chain is needed in hardware design, software design, and in EDA tools. Key solutions and challenges for embedded multicore designs will be discussed as we move to advanced geometries and more highly integrated SOCs.

Lisa Su is the senior vice president and general manager of networking and multimedia for Freescale Semiconductor.

Lisa joined Freescale in June 2007 as chief technology officer to lead Freescale’s technology roadmap and global research and development (R&D) operations. She was named general manager of networking and multimedia in September 2008.

Prior to joining Freescale, Lisa was at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where she was vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center and responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Lisa joined IBM in 1995 and held various engineering and business management positions including vice president of technology development and alliances in the IBM Systems and Technology Group and director of the PowerPC Product Line. Prior to IBM, Lisa was a Member of Technical Staff at Texas Instruments. She has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry leading technology innovation, microprocessor development and the launch of new products.

Lisa has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical publications and co-authored a book chapter on next-generation consumer electronics. She was named in MIT Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators in 2002 and was named Fellow of the IEEE in 2009. Lisa received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Speaker: Lisa Su - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX